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Fresh Watercolor Techniques Using Sprays by CT member Susana Magenheimer
Posted Jan 22, 2020

This is my project for Shawn Petite’s 2020 Creative Team! My inspiration for this project is the glorious old master oil painters’ massive bouquet paintings combined with pointillism using watercolor in its spray form.

In this video, I demonstrate how to use sprays, which are basically watercolor in a bottle, to create a gorgeous bouquet using stippling/pointillism. I show how to go from an elegant look to a more whimsical mixed media effect, so that’s why my video is a bit longer. I chose a selection of floral and flourish stencils. Shawn’s stencils play beautifully into this technique. I demonstrate how you can use sprays to achieve a fun (happy accident in my case) effect that lends to creating fun dimensional expression for a floral bouquet. I once again packed a lot into this video so if you want to see my director’s cut that includes how I added final details on my flowers, check out the longer video on my YouTube “RandomArtist222”. In the accompanying process video, I show creative ways to use Shawn Petite’s stencils. Hope your New Year is off to a great start 😀

Enjoy the Video!

Products used:

Shawn Petite Stencils: Cotton Stem 2, Flourishes, Flower silhouette 1 & 4, Flower Gang 5, Garden 2  

–  WPlus9 Inks: Gala Red, Appletini, Lindys Stamp Gang Sprays-Jazzy Jiving Purple, LSGS-treasure island aqua, Bee Watercolor paper cold-pressed, Ranger Archival inks Coffee and Fern, Tattered Angels glimmer mist, 3M Scotch painters tape delicate surfaces, PH Martin watercolor Payne’s Grey, Sakura Moonlight pens, black Micron pen 01

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Posted Jan 22, 2020
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Hello there! I’m Shawn Petite

I’ve been teaching and creating for well over 25 years. About 15 years ago I found my art soul mate in mixed media, and it changed my life! I love the story that can be told by combining paint, texture, ink, paper and—really anything that you can imagine.

But what I’m truly passionate about is being your guide, walking with you step by step and helping you become your own hero in your creative journey.

Along my path, I’ve learned that the creating art also creates a healing space. Life can be messy and complicated and painful, but something about a paint brush can help heal your soul. I believe—no, I know—you are worthy of love, and I want to teach you to know that about yourself. Join me on this journey of art and inspiration!


  1. Nancy A Olsen

    Thank you for the great ideas I don’t use my sprays enough so I’ll be bringing them out again to play ! I’m prepping my art journal for a vacation and this technique will be great so I can work on doodling and finishing the piece without bring it all with me !


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